Amazon bargain watch changes

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Thank you for all of your (mostly) positive and useful feedback about this new feature.

The feature is here to stay -- I know a lot of you have found it really useful -- but I don't want to alienate those of you that don't. So...

  • The existing news feed contains all articles published, however you can now subscribe to one without the Amazon updates, and also new feeds containing just the Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com updates. There are links to these in the menu.
  • For Amazon.co.uk, discounts will now only be posted if a price change takes it over 30% and it's more than £1. This should stop the recent ones we've seen where a 15p discount changes the saving from 29% to 30%, only for it to reverse the next day.
  • For Amazon.com, discounts will now only be posted if a price change takes it over 25% and it's more than $1. I've reduced the threshold to 25% because Amazon.com's discounts aren't usually so large.

I hope these changes meet with your approval.

25 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

For complete carpet cleaning - opt for heated carpet cleaners or carpet extractors. Ordinary steam vac cleaner systems cannot run for very long periods of time. Forests are being destroyed to make way for shopping malls, factories, and corporate houses.

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By in Germany,

I bet that "(mostly)" meant my comments, eh? :) ;) Anyway, I welcome anything to limit the unnecessary appearance of the automated articles. :P

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By in United States,

Where are these new feeds?

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By in Australia,

I probably should have spoken up earlier, but I know that some Aussie's buy from Amazon.fr, as it's the only Amazon that ships to us. Maybe, just maybe, you could set up the automated pages for Amazon.fr?

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By in Canada,

Thanks! This is a great feature!

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By in United States,

Hey, nice! 25%!

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By in United States,

Thanks Huw! This is an awesome feature!

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By in United States,

I don't see why it's such a big fuss to have ONE group of automated articles. It's not like there are auto-reports about new themes, or conventions, or Summer sets! It's a wonderful function that doubles as a stress reliever for Huw, DrDave, and all the Brickset peoples! If you don't like it, don't read it. It's not lazy or anything either.

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By in United States,

Thanks for the great feature Huw!
P.S. Sorry for being off topic but where did the random Bricklist box go?

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By in New Zealand,

Huw, fantastic job!
This new arrangement suits everyone--those who like it, and those who don´t.
There IS just ONE MORE THING....

....Is there a direct link to the discount page, or has the page been scrapped?

P.S. Off topic but, don´t I have a higher bronze review count? ;{)

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By in Australia,

I feel silly for not being able to find it myself, but where is the Amazon-less news feed?

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By in United Kingdom,

Linked to on the home page menu, http://www.brickset.com/rss/news/?noamazon

@paulm, they are the right location but there's a problem with some of the data in it which is causing them not to display. It takes data directly from LEGO's product feed but it seems there are invalid unicode characters in it, so I'll remove the offending information to get them going again. BTW, @Alemas has nowt to do with the site other than being a valued member :-)

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By in Germany,

@Huw: I had to look up "nowt". :P As I suspected, it stands for "nothing", from Northern English. :P Oh, and if you call me a "valued member", then why don't I have some privileges, like "trusted reviewer"?! :P XD JK. XD

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By in United Kingdom,

@Stacy; Huw is going to set this up for Amazon.fr (as far as I know) and other sites but it will take time. Soon though, Huw should have these in all Amazon websites.

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By in United States,

I hate Amacon's prices on discontinued sets;The Cloud city is $700, The 2005 Trubo tank is $500 ,The 2002 Republic gunship is $500 , Jabba's Palace is $300 , the 2002 Geonosian starfighter is $150! Man I wish Amazon would make a limit on how much discontinued lego sets cost. (The limit should be $150)

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By in Finland,

How about adding amazon.de?

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By in Germany,

@JKLaukkanen: Didn't I already say "Patience, young one"?! :P They're implementing it!

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By in United Kingdom,

@JKLaukkanen; to elaborate on Alemas's point, Huw will eventually have ALL the Amazon sites. Just give him a little time, he's not superman ;) So please stop asking for all the individual sites individually, and be rest assured your request will be seen too :P

Just remember Huw's plan: "Today Amazon.com, tomorrow the World!" :P

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By in United States,

I think this is a nifty feature and very handy, because Amazon prices are almost like the stock market.
They vary wildly and you never know how long the lower prices will hold.
For example, the 7964 Republic Frigate was $87.05 on Amazon US for about 3 days (MSRP is $120).
There was no reason that I could fathom why it was that low.
But I sure as shootin' ordered three of the suckers while the going was good. :D

@The Reviewer: those are not Amazon prices per se, they're the prices of people selling on Amazon Marketplace.
Amazon doesn't have those in stock. Non-Amazon employees selling on Amazon have those in-stock.
It's kinda like eBay, except no auctions.
You have much to learn, youngling. :D

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By in New Zealand,

Hi there Huw, Thanks for answering my question, I completely understand.
Thanks too to you, and everyone else at Brickset who have had a part in this arrangement.

All Members of Brickset,
(Delievered by LEGOSLUG)

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By in United States,

^^@ Zrath: I know the people who sell disontinued sets on amazon are non-amazon sellers. What I mean to say is I wish the non-amazon sellers would make the prices lower. ( lego needs to know what they need to re-release)

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By in United Kingdom,

So I am guessing that the automated post or whatever is huwbot??

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